Grant Drumheller: Interview

Grant Drumheller, 4th of July, 2013, 72 x 60 inches, oil on linen (courtesy of t
Grant Drumheller, 4th of July, 2013, 72 x 60 inches, oil on linen (courtesy of the artist)

John Seed interviews painter Grant Drumheller on the occasion of the exhibition Grant Drumheller: New Paintings at Prince Street Gallery, New York, on view through June 15, 2013.

Asked about the aerial viewpoint in many of his paintings, Drumheller responds: "I find that the curve of my vision is often something I want to convey and not just the 'crushed' space that one is familiar with from telephoto lens photography. So the dynamic of perspective and foreshortening the figures plays some part in the way I construct the paintings , also the geometry of the reserve -- what's behind and around -- and how it interacts with the verticals of the figures is an issue. I move the elements around a lot before things settle into place."